BOSS program provides opportunities to single Soldiers

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, or BOSS, is located at 50 Gettysburg Avenue, Tower Barracks and originated in 1989 as a way to counter-balance the strong emphasis the Army placed on family-oriented programming, by giving single Soldiers a platform to address their needs.  …

Food Handler courses offered in time for Volksfest

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — USAG Bavaria is offering several Food Handler courses from now through August 2 to allow anyone handling food at the upcoming Grafenwoehr German-American Volksfest the opportunity to obtain an active food handler certificate before the festivities begin.   Department of Defense’s food safety regulations require personnel…

Veterans can now check eligibility to shop Exchange online

  AAFES news release   DALLAS – As the Department of Defense’s military exchange services prepare to welcome potentially 13 million honorably discharged Veterans back to their military families this coming Veteran’s Day, VetVerify.org has launched to confirm eligibility to receive a lifelong military exchange online shopping.   Veterans may…

IMCOM leaders pledge to enable employees, build a culture of service

FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS — An Army-wide campaign was launched this week at a headquarters town hall hosted by Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command.   Officially known as the IMCOM Service Culture Initiative, the campaign represents the command’s long-term commitment to providing…

Seven nature activities for summer fun with the family

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Summer is around the corner and kids across USAG Bavaria are excited for school to end. Parents, on the other hand, might not be so excited for summer to start. As a parent (and key entertainer), you might be wondering how you are going to avoid…

Annual force protection exercise may affect you

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria and host nation partners participate in a full scale force protection exercise July 10-15, 2017.   The exercise will impact garrison services at Netzaberg and Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr and cause potential delays at the gates.   Community members can expect to see…

OPINION: 5 things to buy on post

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — When we first moved here, I was focused on living a truly authentic German lifestyle. We ended up in a private rental off post, and my goal was coming to fruition quite nicely.   After unpacking and getting settled in, it came time to stock the…

USAG Bavaria sets standard with welcome center grand opening

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – United States Army Garrison Bavaria held a ceremony here June 6 marking the grand opening of its new Readiness Welcome Center.   The center goes beyond the traditional Army model of having required inprocessing agencies under one roof and brings in other garrison partners and agencies…

Know your safety resources at USAG Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The National Safety Council — a non-profit agency begun in 1912 — designated June as National Safety Month. The U.S. Army has championed the effort by fully supporting the National Safety Council campaign. In addition to increasing awareness about safety hazards and how to prevent them, the…

A community member’s guide to understanding FPCON

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army in Europe relies on four Force Protection Condition (FPCON) levels — A, B, C and D — or as the Army says, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta. The levels increase from lowest condition at Alpha to the highest and most protective at Delta.  …

4 reasons to visit a SFL-TAP center early and often

By Jenny Hale, U.S. Army Transition Division   The Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) supports Active and Reserve Component Soldiers with at least 180 days of continuous active federal service. The program also serves thousands of Family members and Department of the Army Civilians. The Army’s goal…